calendar year


Definition of calendar year

1 : a period of a year beginning and ending with the dates that are conventionally accepted as marking the beginning and end of a numbered year
2 : a period of time equal in length to that of the year in the calendar conventionally in use

Examples of calendar year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In late November, the city surpassed 300 homicides in a single calendar year, for the first time since 2009. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, "A year like no other for L.A. crime: Homicides surge, robberies and rapes drop," 3 Jan. 2021 The lack of fall precipitation rounded out an extraordinarily dry calendar year in many parts of the state. Kurtis Alexander,, "Dismal California snowpack is bad sign for water supplies," 30 Dec. 2020 The full calendar year totals include the economically strong pre-COVID-19 pandemic months of January and February. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Well, That’s a Relief," 22 Dec. 2020 In 2020, some might say, loss of an entire calendar year — birthdays, special holidays, family trips. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State addresses seasonal grief in COVID-19 mental health panel discussion," 3 Dec. 2020 Item: Explaining my disability—e.g., when grovelling for health-insurance reimbursements, to human resources every single calendar year, to strangers for a seat on the subway, etc. Brooke Knisley, The New Yorker, "Invoices for Various Recent Acts of Emotional Labor," 17 Nov. 2020 Since 2009, there hasn't been a single calendar year that hasn't seen at least one debut at the chart's pole position. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "Why Have There Been So Many No. 1 Debuts This Year on the Hot 100?," 8 Oct. 2020 Hurricane Eta is also the latest calendar year hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Kate in 1985, Klotzbach said. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Eta intensifies into Category 1 hurricane; Florida's west coast under hurricane watch," 11 Nov. 2020 This is still the final event of the calendar year but the PGA Tour Champions is combining the 2020 and 2021 seasons, so the points race continues. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, "Charles Schwab Cup Championship playoff goes to Monday finish," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of calendar year

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Calendar year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of calendar year

: the period of time from January 1 to December 31

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